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A Certain Closeness - Another McDex Manip

Hi All,

I just discovered grey853's lovely McDex calendar for March 2007, and that reminded me I had done another McDex manip, but never posted it. Ah, the evil interference of real life! Correcting this now.

The base picture for this manip is a screencap from 0215 The Tower. Not my favorite ep, but there was good McDex photomanip material in it. In the picture, The Team, sans Shep, is having a simple meal with the friendly villagers. The austerity of the villagers and their willingness to share what little they have with Ronon, Rodney and Teyla is set in sharp contrast to the Royals who are wining and dining Shep with gratuitous excess.

Taken out of context, though, for me this manip represents Ronon and Rodney in a primitive tavern-type establishment somewhere, having dinner. Out of frame to the left, some rough and dangerous locals have keyed into Rodney's non-warriorness, and one has said something rude or threatening to him, resulting in the tenseness/nervousness of his body and slightly downcast eyes and downturned mouth. Ronon, in response, has stopped mid-chew to fix the offending local with a natter-of-fact "you want a piece of him, you go through me first" glare-of-death.

Yep, I do so love ProtectiveofRodney!Ronon. Ah, the Plot Bunnies twitter happily!

Ronon's body is very relaxed, and he's clearly been comfortable with Rodney being in his close personal space at the table. Rodney, for his part, is close to Ronon, not just for protection in the rough tavern, but also due to his affection for, and comfort level with, the Big Guy.

Well, that's how I see it. Feel free, of course, to draw your own conclusions and backstory for the manip as desired.

Oh, and on a strictly RM/DH note, another reason I like this pic is that it is a great one for Eyelash!Porn.

Without further ado, here it is . . .

Manip in my LJ Gallery at:
A Certain Closeness
(Image is 1024x653 pixels, 646KB)

Hope you enjoy it! Feel free to grab, please credit if used. Best, chev

Best, chev


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 27th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
Love the manip, but I particularly like how you give a little back story to go with it. That's a very nice touch.
Jul. 3rd, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Very nice, and I particularly like reading your own thoughts about the manip. It's interesting to see what was on your mind, and what your intent was with the finished product. Very, very nice. *bg*
May. 19th, 2008 10:44 am (UTC)
Will look into it...thanks!
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